In 1885, between the Wasatch Mountains and the Red Desert of southwestern Wyoming, smoldered a cauldron of racial tension, labor strife, and corporate greed. Any spark could set off an explosion. The aftermath would be ugly and uncertain. Cub reporter Clinton McGregor was assigned to Rock Springs to cover the news. With little experience or training the twenty-year-old was cautious at first. He was a quick learner and with increasing confidence gained the trust of the leaders of the Union Pacific Coal Company, the Knights of Labor, and the "boss Chinamen" Ah Say, as well as the governor of the Wyoming Territory. Barmaid, Miss Gata, Clinton's lover, also provided him with guidance and inside information. This dramatic story of frontier brutality, courage, and intrigue is told from the point-of-view of the rapidly maturing newspaper reporter who must also confront ethical dilemmas. The massacre of the Chinese and the reaction of the survivors make both the reporter and the governor national figures. Award winning author Dell Isham brings a lifetime of experience to his writing. After receiving his masters' degree in history from Colorado State University he became an Army intelligence officer, teacher, state senator, mayor, lobbyist, and director of statewide organizations in Oregon and South Carolina. This well researched thriller will both entertain and inform the reader of life and death on the nearly lawless American frontier.
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About the Author
Award winning author DELL ISHAM brings a lifetime of experience to his writing: with a masters degree in history, as an intelligence officer in Vietnam, as a teacher, senator, mayor, lobbyist, and director of statewide organizations in Oregon and South Carolina. Today Dell makes his home in Oregon and Florida.